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4A--The Malakoff News, Thursday, Oct. 1, 1981 it ! eon ,ogefs And the beat goes on... T~e Tigers won the first of what Tiger fans hope will be a season of big games Friday night in Canton. The 15-6 final reading not only avenged last year's 14- 10 setback at the bands of the Eagles, but it also supplied the Tigers with a large portion of confidence. It showed them they could win the big game as well as a closely contested one. There were several good signs other than the confidence factor coming out of the conquest of Canton. Plagued by turnovers and penalties in their opening games, the Tigers rose to the big game situation as they were flagged only four times for 30 yards and turned the ball over twice. Coming into the battle with Canton the Tigers were averaging 101 penalty yards per game and turning over the ball at a 3.9 per game clip. , Another bright area was the Tigers ball control offense. Utilizing a ground attack that amassed 271 steps, the Tigers ran off 13 more plays than the Eagles, 85-52, and In the process dominated the time of possession category. Let's face it, the other team is not going to score too often if they do not possess the ball. Continuing with offensive bright spots, it was good to see the rushing at- tack come through in the clutch when the passing game was faltering. Before s i ,_ling out the top rushing performers let s single out the performances of those players of unsung praise-the of- fensive lineman. Laboring on the front were Tom Byers, Harold Holyfield, Carey Jackson, Ron Denis, Todd Monroe, Tim Mattingly and Roy Glover. The workhorse group of seven were without a doubt the reason the of- fence was able to control the pigskin, Benefiting from the group's efforts were James Jackson and Bruce Chap- man. Jackson turned in yet another solid effort from his halfback slot, ram- bltng for 132 yards on just 15 carries. The fieet-footnd ripped off several gainers of 10 yards or better and once commenced on what looked like would however, and continued to work and in the last two games has scored two touchdowns and rushed for 65 yards on only 10 totes. The guess here is that Tiger fans will see jersey number 25 in the Tiger backfield more frequently. When talking of the Tigers you would be hard-pressed to go without talking defense. Although yielding more yar- dage versus the Eagles then they had in the initial three outings the defense was able to hold a very offensive-min- ded team to single touchdown. And though the scoreless streak was finally snapped at 19, in a sense perhaps it's best. I sensed the Tigers were a little keyed up in this area and maybe, just maybe, it affected them. Don't get me wrong, it's good they were wanting to keep the streak alive, but now that it's over they can put it aside and turn their attentions toward being the best overall Tiger defensive unit possible. And while they are ac- complishing this we'll just probably see another streak of scoreless quarters. JUNIOR CIRCUIT RECAP Teams on the junior curcuit fell upon rough times last Thursday night as all four suffered losses and three of the four were blanked. In games played last Thursday the jayvees were downed, 13-9, the ninth grade lost, 26-0, the eighth graders fill, 8-0, and the seventh grade unit was shelled, 26-0. In the Junior Varsity tilt the Malakoff gridsters saw a tremdous effort against their counterparts from Van go down the drain when the Vandals scored from three yards out with 32 seconds remaining. Seconds before the score Joe Bailey split the uprights with a 31- yard field goal to move the Tigers into a 9-7 lead. The Bailey three-pointer capped a 16- play, 84 yard drive. Also scoring for the Tigers was Todd Locke on a three-yard run late in the second quarter. Tonight's (Thursday) schedule calls for the junior high teams to meet the Red Oak seventh and eighth graders in Red Oak and for the jayvees and be a 67-yard touchdown scamper only to Robert Gaston edged out Walter have the ball stripped away at the last Roberds on the tie breaker score for his moment 26 yards downfield, third win of the year in last week's When speaking of Chapman's per- Malakoff News Football Contest. formance--M yards on nine carries, Both Gaston and Roberds had 15 one touchdown and a two-point conver- misses each but Gaston took Kilgore by siou--we are of a player making 14 while Roberds took,Kilgore by 21. the nmst of a chance. The le0-pound Coming in close 'behind was Letha reserve player entered the game when Moore, Mandy Rogers and Leoua Lewis starter James Mastin left with an ankle with 17 misses each. Pauline Ferguson injury and sparked the Tigers in their and Gedyce Roberds missed 18 each. crucial e0-yard scoring drive in the second half. Running with desire, The field spread at 19 misses with Chapman reeled off several good jaunts and fired-up the Tigers with his hard- nosed, second effortgainers. Expanding on the Chapman situation, here's a player who was virtually freshmen to host Red Oak. Action gets underway in Red Oak at 5:30 p.m., while Tiger Stadium action gets started at 8 p.m. JUNIOR CIRCUIT STANDINGS Team W L T Junior Varsity .................. 1 1 0 7th Grade ....................... 1 2 0 8th Grade ....................... 0 I 2 Freshmen ....................... 0 3 0 AN ISAAA REVIEW Headlining the news coming from the 18AAA scene last Friday were the first victories of the year collected by the Westwood Panthers and Teague Lions. Westwood walloped West Rusk, 39-6, and Teague shocked Blooming Grove, 19-6. In other games Crockett fell to Center, 27-20, and Fairfield fought to a 13-13 deadlock with Hearne. The Rusk Eagles were open. 18AAA STANDINGS Team W L T Malakoff ........................ 4 0 0 Fairfield ........................ 2 1 1 Rusk ............................ 2 1 0 Crockett ......................... 2 2 0 Westwoed ....................... 1 3 0 Teague .......................... I 3 0 This Week's Games Malakoff at Red Oak Crockett at Jacksonville Rosebud.Loft at Fairfield Westwood at Hearne Rusk at Groveton Madisonville at Teague MY GUESS IS... Red Oak has two chances to defeat the Tigers tomorrow in Red Oak and no, I do not mean slim and none. Lack of respect for the Hawks by the Tigers and Tiger turnovers could lead the Hawks to a major upset. Not to worry, howeveL the Tigers have dedicated themselves to a 10-0 regular season and an 18AAA title. Here's win number five: Malakoff 32-Red Oak 8. COMING ATTRACTION Next week we'll look at the upcoming 18AAA race and offer observations and predictions to its final outcome. We'll also take a look at the Tigers' team statistics for the season's first half. O Clayton Simmons, Chuck Chapman, Dana Wilson, Gladys Rainwater, Don McCool, Kay Gaston and Jenny Ram- sey all scoring together. Joyce Baker, Russell Rogers, Erma Monroe, Margaret Watson, Velma Nokea and Connie McKlmwamey missed 20 each while B. C. Hays and Sam Ram- soy missed 21 each. Gaston was the winner of a $50 Savings Bond. O names tennis Kay Royall and Grog Russell came second place finisher in the womens assured of a little playing time in the away with the top trophies Sunday in division behind Royall. Tiger backfield. After all, playing the Athens Country Club Racquet behind the likes of Jackson, Whlteley Clubs' annual singles championships. Maury Ward was the consolation in and Mastin a player could grow old the mens division, and Carol Barton gathertng mmsonthebench. ChapmanRussell defeated runner-up George won the consolation trophy in the refused to eeeept the scenario,Van Cleave, while Sharon Saxtou was womens division. TOUCHDOWN BOUND--Tiger halfback Bruce Chapman touchdown in the background. Chapman, who rushed for plays later to enable the Tigers to win 15-6 over the Canton headed toward the goalline as teammate Ron Denis 54 yards on nine carries, did not score on this play Eagles. ( Staff photo by Lore Calla way) O lgers By BENNY ROGERS Only the Red Oak Hawks stand bet- ween the Tigers and a perfect first half season. The Tigers will attempt to eliminate the Red Oak roadblock Friday night in Red Oak in their final non-district encounter. Kick-off is set for8p.m. The Tigers will be gunning for their fifth win of the season as well as trying to extend their current winning streak to six games. If the Tigers down the Hawks they will equal the longest win- ning streak by a Tiger team in recent years. The last team to string six wins together was the 1967 Tigers who opened with six victories. The Hawks, on the other hand are owners of a two-game losing skein after dropping games to Allen and Lake Dallas after opening with a 17-14 win over Quinlan. With their 1-9 season worksheet last year the Hawks have lost 12 of their last 13 clashes. The Tigers and Hawks appear to be on different roads as they approach the final half of the 1981 campaign. The Tigers are considered to be a legitimate favorite to take the District 18AAA crown, while Red Oak, which resides in District 12AAA with the likes of Alvarado and Cedar Hill, are.in yet another of their rebuilding years. In Red Oak, the Tigers face a team with an extremely strong line and an over abundance of overall team speed. Returning to the Red Oak fold this year are eight defensive and six offensive starters. Red Oak's strength, the offen- sive line, will be manned by tackles Gilbert Garcia and Troy Allen, and guards Jessie Ruiz and Matt Webb. Lining up in the Hawk backfield will be running backs Andre Baker (6'I", 195-pounds) and Rusty Sparr (6'1", 175- pounds). Sharing time in the quarter- back slot will be Vince Hernandez and Lea Reeves. In last year's 14-0 win over the Hawks, which was the first time the two schools met, the Tiger defense limited Red Oak to a net of 78 yards The Tigers rolled to 232 yards enroute to the win and collected an incredible 21 first downs along the way. Tiger fans making the trip to Red Oak Corsicana to Ennis. In for the first time may wish to take the 287 Exit West to following route to the Ellis County- Waxahachie take 1-55 based school. Take 1-45 North from hlghway 342 Exit. 'TIGER SEASON STATISTICS (After 4 Games) RUSHING Player Yards Carries Average Longest James Jackson 269 33 8.1 44 Billy whiteley 191 40 4.7 29 James Mastin 126 20 6.3 16 Bruce Chapman 96 16 6.0 12 Homer Turner 65 14 4.6 14 Russell Tarver 58 29 2.0 25 Scott Ciendeuning 55 10 5.5 14 Lance Garrett 31 12 2.5 6 Joe Davis~ 5 1 5.0 5 Todd Shelton 5 2 2.5 7 Robert Borah 4 2 2.0 2 Vic Kirkland -4 1 -4.0 -4 TOTALS 905 179 5.2 44 RECEIVING Player Yards Rcpts. Average Longest Vic Kirkland 246 9 27.3 50 James Jackson 134 4 33.4 53 John McCain I8 2 9.0 12 James Mastin 12 I 12.0 ,12 Kyle Kilman 11 1 11.0 11 Robert Borah 10 1 10.0 10 Clint Clements 9 1 9.0 9 Scott Clenderming 4 1 4.0 4 TOTALS 444 20 22.2 53 PASSING Player Yards Attmpts. Cmpts. Int's. Russell Tarver 434 42 19 5 Todd Shelton I0 3 I I James Jackson 0 2 0 0 TOTALS 444 47 20 6 PUNTING Player Yards Punts Average Longest Vie Kirkland 366 13 27.6 45 Lance Garrett 35 I 35.0 35 TOTALS 401 14 28.6 45 SCORING Player Points TD's FG's PAT's James Jackson 24 4 0 0 Vic Kirldand 24 4 0 0 Bruce Chapman 14 2 0 0 Clint Clements 9 o 0 9 Billy Whlteley 8 1 0 0 James Mastin 8 1 0 0 Russell Tarver 6 I 0 0 Kyle Kiiman 6 1 0 0 TOTALS 99 14 0 9 d 0 ! CROSS ROAD8 QUARTERBACK Jeff Tnnnell takes a sweep on and around end keeper in Friday nights contest Mildred. Ahm pletared are Bobcats Harvey Brown, Fred Winston, Mike Blggers and Chris Hope. (Staff photo) against ose to power: By BOB GUILIANO Cross Roads Bobcats didn't like vvhat they saw when 195-pound Mildred Eagle Gary Roper came storming through their defense to lead his team to a 25-0 win Friday at Mildred. Roper was let loose in the first half, gaining 220 yards in rushes and scoring the first touchdown of the game on a 50-yard run in the first quarter. But the Eagles were good hosts, holding Roper to 61 rushing yards in second half action. Eagle Ronnie Wigley took a turn at the Bobcat goal line, sconng the second TD on a two-yard rush, also in the first quarter. Eagles scored one more TD in the second quarter and one in the third quarter. The Eagle offensive machine moved along the field like a swarm of bees, stinging any Bobcat they found in their path. Although rushing went well for Mildred, there were times when passing did not. Eagle quarterback Ronnie Wigley spun three passes of which two were incomplete. Two others were intercepted by Cain and Tunnell. Bobcats weren't idle during the game, but thins just didn't go as planned. Jeff TunneU made a 33-yard kickoff return and one pass interception. But checked to 12 yards. He made 9 tackles and Then, Dewaine Cain fired off two - one for 25 yards which was yards which the second half, one to yards and one to yards.. Matt Anding's punting worked - the ball dnge of 35, 23, 33 and 30 on ' Bobcats/n rushing with 58 yards. Biggers helped lead defensively with tackles, respectively. Bobcat head coach Keith Tunnell rame that he was "real pleased with the om our people. ! think they did a real have three more weeks of this (playing 7:30 Friday, Cayuga away on Oct. 9, away on Oct. 16)." Coach Tunnell added that these three ponents were tri-champs last year In Palmer won by a flip o[a coin the chance Texas. Considering that Palmer year prompted the coach to say, "We settle with them, if we can." THE TRINIDAD TROJANS for 1981 are (front row I to r), John Vermillion, Jerry Keith Stanfield, Allen Livingston, Paul Alrheart, James Boyd and Mickey Stevens. Middle row is Larry Parker, Mark Thompson, David Arnold, Mike Colman and Todd Weaver. Back row is Coach Ronald Henson, Grog King, Jimmy Carter, Brad Elsom, Kyle Floyd, Charles Colman t Dewttt Loven and manager Joe Mmer. Not pictured is Derek Jackson, Tim Polk and Tim Stanlield. Stuff photo by Ann ~Rounsavall) FRED WINSTON found some open space against Mildred Friday night in the win, 25-0. (Staff photo) Bobcats first district game.